blank canvas

blank canvas

A person or thing that has nothing of substance or permanence within or imprinted upon him, her, or it, such that it can be easily filled with entirely new things. Refers to a painter's canvas that has yet to be painted on. Children's minds are blank canvasses, so we have to be sure to provide them with enriching education and opportunities so as to give them the best possible future. I love moving into a new house and having a blank canvas to make my own! These freshmen are all blank canvasses—we can get them to believe anything we tell them!
See also: blank, canvas
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OranguFrame offers additional blank canvas packs, but any paper can be trimmed to fit
We are giving them a blank canvas to work with, but as a judge, I am on the lookout for a really original design that is linked in some way to the service Checkatrade.
Beginning with preliminary sketches and photographs, it took the Marske-based artist six weeks to go from a blank canvas to a stunning, finished portrait.
Use the digital paintbrush and palette on a blank canvas, or add creative touches Snapchat-style to a photo or map to share with friends.
The latest addition from MakerBot is pretty much a blank canvas.
Tarah Hewitt, marketing manager at e Mailbox, said: "While the extensive refurbishment takes place behind the scenes, we took the opportunity of having a unique blank canvas to surprise and entertain our customers when they visit stores and restaurants in e Mailbox which are still open.
Here it is almost a blank canvas on which we are starting to work, and that is the exciting thing.
The album serves as a sign that the heartbroken girl is moving on and trying to fill the blank canvas that her boyfriend's death created for her.
As a completely new commercial development, bidders will have the opportunity to build and brand their chosen space from a blank canvas.
London, Feb 11 ( ANI ): Former England cricketer Mike Selvey has said that captain Alastair Cook and the team director have been handed a new, blank canvas by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to rebuild the Test team according to their strategies and ethos.
He said: "It's hard to find a blank canvas this big in Manhattan.
Summary: The shadows of four urban artists loomed long against a huge blank canvas Saturday night at the Garten.
He has been given a blank canvas to build on though, with the full salary cap being made available to him for 2012.
Edinburgh: Dance - Blank Canvas street dance classes for beginners to intermediates every Friday.
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